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      10-05-2012, 05:38 AM   #118
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Originally Posted by alms211 View Post
You guys that say you are Porsche fanbois as well, I have a question for you. Have you ever owned a 911 or Boxster or Cayman of any kind? I have...and have owned plenty (look at my signature line). Yes, they are fantastic cars but I have to tell you, they are not all that. Each and every one that I have owned felt so light and "floaty" at anything north of 130 mph. The 997 Turbo is an amazing car and has crazy amounts of performance. But that car stickers for $140K....One hundred forty thousand dollars!!! I bought a four year old one for $70K even. Would pay that amount of money all day long for that car. But I'm sorry man, that car is not worth $140K brand new. It just isn't. A 991S is going to cost you a minimum of $125K. Can you seriously sit there and say that it is worth nearly TWICE what a new M3 is going to cost you? Or is worth $30K more than a GTR? GTFOH!!!!!
The reason that Porsches cost so much isn't that they are absolutely worth so much more. It has to do with their customizability from the factory. Any time you have a high end product that also offers a high degree of customizability, it is going to significantly elevate the costs. Look at all the ways you can configure a new Porsche. Most even have 3-4 options for type of seat. You have wheel choices, suspension choices, brake choices, an almost fully customizable interior, etc, etc. This adds inherently to the development, inventory and production costs. If Porsche was like the Nissan GTR and came in one or two basic configurations and nothing more, they would cost a lot less.

Oh....and they do add another $10k for the name, but that I can live with.
Audi S6 * Audi S3 * Porsche Cayman GTS
--Former BMW M3 owner